Shalyn  Coleman

Shalyn Coleman

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Warwick practice (updated October 28, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Women's mental health
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self harm

Professional statement

Shalyn Coleman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Warwick, Rhode Island. She specializes in anxiety, depression, grief and loss, OCD, safety concerns, trauma, and women’s mental health.

Shalyn’s approach is both compassionate and skills-based. When she works with clients who have social anxiety, for example, she’ll help them learn to sit with the unknown – eventually growing to tolerate such stress in a manner that feels manageable and comfortable.

In her work regarding women’s mental health, Shalyn helps clients identify red flags in relationships, as well as end the ones that no longer serve them. A fierce advocate for women’s personal empowerment, she helps female clients to break undesirable cycles, set relationship boundaries, and attain independence.

Additionally, Shalyn helps clients who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She uses Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) treatment, widely considered the most effective and evidence-supported treatment for the treatment of OCD with or without medication. She may utilize ERP as a standalone treatment, or couple it with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Shalyn strongly believes that with acceptance, comes change – and she looks forward to helping each client enact positive change in their lives.


Message to clients

Seeking treatment and finding the right provider for you can be a difficult process. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for healing and recovery to take place in. I maintain a compassionate and validating environment in order to develop a shared understanding of what brings my clients into therapy and ways in which we can work together to improve their lives. Building trust is an important part of therapy and I want every individual I see to feel heard and come away from each session with better understanding of themselves and their experiences. I appreciate how challenging the process of change can be and look forward to beginning this process together.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Initial session: $130 (45min)

Therapist's note

Shalyn can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Warwick practice

2797 Post Road

Warwick, RI 02886

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Endres and Associates LLC, 2019 - Present
Butler Hospital, 2018 - Present
Inner You Counseling Center, 2018 - 2019
McLean Hospital, 2016 - 2018

Boston College, MSW, 2016
Florida State University, BS, 2014


Languages

  • English

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